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Lawmaker’s punch lines raise $11K for charity

11-20-13

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick shouldn’t give up his day job.

The Westfield lawyer performed for charity at The Comedy Stop club in Atlantic City and raised $11,000 for Superstorm Sandy relief on the first night of the three-day League of Municipalities convention.

The lawmaker’s 10-minute routine drew on his legislative career and experiences as a New Jerseyan. But he didn’t joke about Gov. Chris Christie, as late-night comedians often do.

His observations included the need for a new law requiring gas station attendants to know the directions to at least one place.

This isn’t Bramnick’s first brush with comedy. He has won the state bar association’s funniest lawyer title three years in a row.